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Gilead Sciences


The California-based biotech continued its rocket-like ascent in 2015–just two years ago it ranked No. 250 on the 500–due to booming sales of its breakthrough Hepatitis C medications. Those drugs–Sovaldi and Harvoni–which cost a fortune, but also cure a chronic, devastating disease, sparked a national debate on drug pricing. They also drove Gilead’s bottom and top lines in 2015–revenues and profits jumped 31% and 50%, respectively. John Milligan, Gilead’s new CEO faces rockier road in 2016: the competition is stiffer and IP challenges and pricing pressures loom.


John F. Milligan


Health Care



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Foster City, CA

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Key Financials (last fiscal year)
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Revenues ($M)$32,63931.1%
Profits ($M)$18,10849.6%
Assets ($M)$51,839
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$18,534
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$124,437
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues55.5%
Profits as % of Assets34.9%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity97.7%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)11.91
EPS % Change (from 2014)62.0%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)48.3%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)39.4%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2015)8.7%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)41.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)22.8%
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